VAULT

Keys in small envelopes were distributed to randomly selected visitors at the Frieze Art Fair. e envelope contained directions to an unmarked booth hidden in the fair. Once the unmarked door was found, each visitor would follow the instructions to knock three times slowly. A guard would open the slat in the door and admit

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Keys in small envelopes were distributed to randomly selected visitors at the Frieze Art Fair. e envelope contained directions to an unmarked booth hidden in the fair. Once the unmarked door was found, each visitor would follow the instructions to knock three times slowly. A guard would open the slat in the door and admit each pair of guests displaying a key. Each key corresponded to a safe deposit box which would be brought to the bar. Each box contained paper mâché replicas of objects drawn from a short story by Jorge Borges or Franz Kafka.  The clerk behind the bar would then take the objects out of the box one by one while mixing a drink and telling an allegorical tale. The result was a living sculpture that contained a set of objects that existed simultaneously in a literary world, a “real” or physical space and an oral tradition.